Servant Leadership. Joyful Living.

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce’s board exemplifies its core value of servant leadership and forwards its mission-based work with the small business community in Edgewater and beyond.

The Chamber board strives to embody the characteristics of servant leadership through:

  • listening to each other and our members to understand what their needs are;
  • striving to understand our members’ perspective and intentions;
  • making sure Chamber staff has the knowledge, resources and support they need to do their jobs effectively;
  • looking at ourselves, thinking deeply about our emotions and behavior, and considering how they affect the people around us;
  • imagining the Edgewater of the future and taking steps to bring that vision into reality;
  • using the power of persuasion to encourage people to take action;
  • and building community among each other and our neighborhood.

We desire a board with a diversity of perspective. A diverse board means our directors have experience in different industries, are from multiple generations, and come from various social, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Our board members’ expertise is crucial to our ability to ask critical questions and assess information regarding the Chamber’s visioning, program, stewardship, governing and leadership responsibilities.

If you are a current chamber member and have a desire to serve the Edgewater community as a board member of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, please fill out the Chamber Board Application.  Applications are reviewed at quarterly Governance Committee meetings.

Board Members


Michael Caramagno
Caramagno + Associates

Sean Connolly
Helix Cafe

David Frederickson
State Farm Insurance

Tim Harrington
Barr Funeral Home

Troy McMillan
Vice Chair

Cecilia Rodriguez
Loyola University

Maria Sigman
Salon Echo

Kelly L. Stoltz
Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP




Each year, the Chamber coordinates at least 18-20 events and embarks on one or two major research or community-based projects. How do we do it? With the help of committees, made up of people who want to see Edgewater thrive.

Committees of engaged, thoughtful Edgewater residents, professionals, and advocates help us accomplish our community goals. Participating on a committee is a great way to network, trade ideas, and find new initiatives to support!

Currently, we have two committees : The Economic Development and Planning Committee, and The Experience Committee.

You’re invited to apply to volunteer with either but before you say yes, there are a few things you should know:

We only meet when we need to.
We know how valuable your time is, which is why we make sure our committees don’t ever meet “just to meet.” Instead of regular monthly meetings, we schedule meetings only when they are really needed, and make sure they have a clear direction that respects each and every one of the valuable minutes we borrow from you.

We ask that you commit to one year.
Both the Chamber and the EDC ask appointed committee members to serve for one year. Service includes attending at least 4 of approximately 6 meetings per year (bi-montly meetings are scheduled only when needed), and a good-faith effort to attend all meetings if possible.



The Edgewater Development Corporation is a supporting organization of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, focused on business attraction and development in the Edgewater community. We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Economic Development and Planning Committee, which works to sustain Edgewater’s economic vitality, fill retail vacancies with diverse businesses and influence the character of the neighborhood. Applicants should have expertise in an area relevant to economic development such as: 

  • Commercial Real Estate or Development
  • Urban Planning
  • Marketing
  • Zoning or Commercial Leasing Law
  • Data Analysis
  • Business Operations

 If you or someone you know would be a good candidate, please fill out the application hereby Monday, March 13.